I do the same thing, minus the name drop as I know no one! Usually, I just explain the situation. Generally I got pulled over for tag violations. I was speeding here recently and told the officer I wasn't paying attention. He let me go with a warning.I've only received one speeding ticket in my life, but have been pulled over multiple times for speeding.
I don't use excuses. I admit my wrong doing, apologize, show the proper amount of respect, and if I'm in my home town name drop like it's no one's business. Being a Cop kid is a good thing sometimes.
Amen to that.It only worked in my home town when my Dad was in law enforcement.
I also make sure to lecture my children on the importance of police work and how they are to be respected.
I never got the anti police sentiments. My Dad and "Uncles" were laying down their lives everyday to maintain order. I may not agree with every law, but I respect the men and women who enforce them.